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  • Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21
    Grease
    Castaway Players Theatre Co. & in The CENTER stage this upbeat & beloved American musical. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $26/$24. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Vassar Bros. Diamond Gala
    At FDR Library and Museum. Starts at 6pm. For info call VBMC Foundation. Phone: 845-790-9360. Email: vbmcfdn@health-quest.org. Url: http://health-quest.org/VBMCFoundation.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Farmland Cycling Tour
    Pedal through rolling Dutchess & Columbia countryside. Water stations, fresh donuts, cider and apples. Bring bike, helmet, appropriate clothing & water. Bike techs on site. Riders under 18 require an adult. Ride is limited to first 300 cyclists who register. 9am for 45-mile riders; 9:30am for 25-mile riders; 10am for 10-mile riders. Free. Phone: 845-473-4440x273. Email: aconeski@scenichudson.org. Url: http://scenichudson.org.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Reception, The Spirit Within
    Reception for Kevin Conklin oil paintings & Graeme Leaf photographs. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-516-4435. Email: betsyjacaruso@gmail.com. Url: http://betsyjacarusoartist.com .

  • Saturday, September 20
    Country BBQ & Square Dance
    Fundraiser for Cornell Coop. programs. Come as you are or dress Western! Chicken BBQ starts 6pm; dancing 7pm. Adv. tickets $25/$15. Phone: 845-677-8223 x115. Email: cak97@cornell.edu. Url: http://ccedutchess.org.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Science on the River
    Nature talk & activities for general audience. 2–5pm; free. Phone: 845-889-4745x109. Email: jgherrin@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Url: http://nerrs.noaa.gov/HudsonRiver/.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Peterson Piano Demo Day
    Sign up for free 20-min piano lesson. Learn a calypso song! Refreshments! All ages; all day. Phone: 845-758-2225. Email: karenpeterson@frontiernet.net.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Hudson Valley Apple Festival
    Old style family fun with kids' games, face-painting, haybale maze, music and crafts, apple crate derby, chain saw carver, & more! Starts 9am; fireworks at 7:15pm. Organized by G'town Lions Club. Phone: 518-537-6687x301. Email: hudsonvalleyapplefestival@gmail.com. Url: http://hudsonvalleyapplefestival.com .

  • Saturday, September 20
    Sistema Side by Side Orchestra
    Young musicians from Massachusetts in concert honoring José Abreu, founder of El Sistema, the program from Venezuela that brings about social change through music. 3pm. Free: reservations req'd. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, September 20
    The Ten Thousand Things
    Five John Cage pieces composed from 1953 to 1946. Program presented by John Cage Trust. 8pm. $30. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Hardscrabble Day
    Annual all-day Red Hook Village festival. Vendors, flea market, food, and fabulous music at 6:30 by rock & roll Hall of Famer Gregg Rolie (presently on tour with Ringo Starr). Email: info@hardscrabbleday.org. Url: http://hardscrabbleday.org.

  • Saturday, September 20 - Sunday, September 21
    Charles Atlas, Filmmaker
    Screenings of work by the pioneer film/videomaker at. Hudson Opera House in partnership with Seond Ward & Luhring Augustine Gallery. Noon–5pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, September 20
    Turning 2012
    A 78-minute musical documentary featuring award-winning tour of the live multi-media performance concert by Antony and the Johnsons. $15/$12. 8pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Sunday, September 21
    Downton Abbey Deluxe Tour
    Tour the mansion w/costumed guides & learn about the intrigues of the very rich at the turn-of-the-century (though not Ruth & Ogden Mills). Advance registration req. $15/$13. At 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Sunday, September 21
    Little Red Schoolhouse Open House
    Learn about the 1845 historic one-room school. Program to include student musical performance. Reservations requested. No fee but donations appreciated. 1–3pm. Email: Patsyc97@AOL.com. Url: http://townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org.

  • Sunday, September 21
    Beauty and the Beast
    National Marionette Series. 2pm. $6/$4. Phone: 518-828-4181x3326. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Sunday, September 21
    Mannes Hot Shots
    Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar concert featuring performances and works by students of Maestro Terry Champlin. $10. 3pm. Email: rnraustin@gmail.com. Url: http://MHCGS.blogspot.com.

  • Sunday, September 21
    Walk With Pride
    Organized by Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center. Rotary Park at Kingston Point. On-site registration starts 9:30am. Phone: 845-331-5300. Email: communications@lgbtqcenter.org. Url: http://LGBTQCenter.org.

  • Sunday, September 21
    We Are All Going in Different Directions
    Part of "Branches": new project at Bard named after one of John Cage's later works, curated by So Percussion. On Day 2 of John Cage Weekend. 3pm. $25. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Monday, September 22
    Lindsay Hill Reading
    Author of Sea of Hooks. Reception 6pm; reading 6:30–8pm. Free. Phone: 845-758-7512. Url: http://bard.edu.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Family owned & operated serving the Hudson Valley since 1973. We provide quality service & installations to homeowners, contractors, architects & commercial businesses. Let the "only real door company in the valley" exceed your expectations. Full showroom & parts counter. Like us on Facebook!

40 Arlington Ave, Poughkeepsie
845-471-1130

Kathryn Whitman Architecture specializes in residential design—new construction, renovations and restorations. Combining overall design strength and fine detailing, we offer architectural and interior design services in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Let us collaborate on your vision for your home.

845-640-1636 or 845-640-1636

Watercolor classes with Betsy Jacaruso for beginning and advanced painters. Four 3-hour classes on Mon, Wed & Sat, in a relaxed group setting w/focus on basic watercolor techniques while developing and cultivating a personal style. Classes in drawing and pastels also offered w/Keith Gunderson. See also under "Galleries & Studios" and in the calendar under "Classes & Workshops."

The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck
845-516-4435

Our company has ranked 8th in dollar sales for the last two years in a row out of 150 companies belonging to the Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service. Our offices, located in Millbrook and Rhinebeck, specialize in country and village properties in Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

51-3 East Market St, Rhinebeck
845-876-6676

Attorney in Rhinebeck and New York City with thirty plus years of experience. Specializing in Wills, Trusts, Estates, Elder Law, Real Estate Closings, and Tax Grievances, Income and Estate Taxes and Corporate and Business Law. Free initial consultation.

PO Box 343, Astor Square, Rhinebeck
876-4433 or 1-800-845-4403

Institutions and small businesses have unique needs and practices that reflect their work, their culture, and their clientele. FileMaker technologies and a skilled consultant can help you meet these needs with custom solutions designed to grow and evolve. Peter brings over ten years of experience in web design and FileMaker database development.

845-475-8466

Vintage Five & Dime with a special Knitting Shop. Carrying various yarns and supplies. Toys, household needs, crafts and so much more.

13 East Market St. , Rhinebeck
845-876-3206

Health Quest Urgent Care offers WALK-IN URGENT CARE at two locations for a variety of illnesses with no appointment necessary. Pediatric and adult care. X-Ray onsite. Visit website below for information.

Lagrangeville: 1100 Route 55, 845-454-4455 Hours: Mon–Fri 8am–8pm; wknds 8am–2pm.
Wappingers Falls: 1530 Route 9, 845-297-2511 Hours: 7 days 8am–10pm.

From a box-lunch picnic to a wedding, and everything in between, Red Devon can make your event delicious and memorable. Call 845-677-8757 to speak with Chef Gerard.

108 Hunns Lake Rd., Stanfordville
845-868-3175

A certified ADD/ADHD and Executive Functioning coach, Catherine works with teens and adults to understand this brain-based condition and its outcomes. Replace defeating behaviors with positive patterns for success. Increase your focus, reduce overwhelm, implement effective action plans, and find a balance with time and task management.

23H East Market St., Rhinebeck
845-702-8329

Live, quality music for all occasions: Jazz, dinner & cocktail music for weddings & corporate events. "The Music was excellent; a wonderful time was had by all and the Music contributed so much to the atmosphere of the event." —Dutchess County Arts Council. Sample available on CD or online. See also under "Music Instruction."

Tivoli
845-757-4187

The Potter Brothers Annual Ski & Snowboard Tent Sale will be back at the Dutchess Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck this fall to kick off the 2014–2015 season: our best deals on everything left over from last season, plus all the great gear we picked up over the summer. Savings up to 50% OFF. Sale date: 9/6–9/7. ALSO: Swap & Sell sale on 9/19–9/21 & 10/24–10/26 in Fishkill; on 9/26–9/28 & 10/17–10/19 in Kingston; and on 11/1–11/2 in Poughkeepsie.

Rt. 28 , Kingston
845-338-5119

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, formerly Prudential Serls Prime Properties, is the area's leading real estate company for 22 consecutive years: 5 offices, 2 meeting centers, 225+ sales professionals servicing Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster & Columbia counties.

6384 Mill St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8600

"Destination Restaurant" by Culinary Institute of America. Four and 1/2 stars from the Poughkeepsie Journal & "Best Sushi in the Hudson Valley" — Zagat's. Tucked in the heart of Rhinebeck, Osaka has been the go-to-sushi restaurant for 18 years. Chefs work in rhythm to craft sushi, sashimi, and rolls from a vividly bright palette of salmon, tuna, yellowtail, squid, uni, and other varieties of fish. For diners looking to take a break from the raw dishes, Osaka serves a variety of tempura, teriyaki, hibachi, and noodle bowl dinners. Eat-in or take-out.

22 Garden St. , Rhinebeck
845-876-7338

Since 1976 the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair has been the Number One show in the Hudson Valley and the best-known and favorite antique show on the East Coast! The Rhinebeck Antiques Fair keeps its customers coming back show after show! 200 dealers from all over the USA presenting rare, beautiful, and funky antiques in room-like settings. Expanding to include vintage and decorative arts! "Something for everyone's pocketbook." Free parking, food court, delivery service. INDOORS. Columbus Day Weekend October 11/12. Admission $10, $1 off with display ad. Hours: Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 11am–4pm. Call or write for info:

PO Box 838, Rhinebeck
845-876-1989

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
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